Fresh turmeric roots look similar to their cousin, ginger. Unlike ginger, turmeric presents with a deep golden tone. It's flavor adds a bright yellow flavor and color to curries and sauces. Turmeric's bright orange flesh is earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter. The root is awesome peeled and sliced and stewed in with your favorite curry. It is also delicious in juices, teas, and tonics. Some claim that Turmeric possesses soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities for what ails the body. .